How Many Different Colors of Gold Are There?

When most people are asked about colors of gold, yellow and white varieties typically come to mind. And while these two hues are certainly the standard for most luxury jewelry, there’s an entire rainbow of gold alloys that are just as stunning. Our Mokume Gane jewelry harnesses a wide variety of gorgeous shades to produce […]

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Traditional and Unique Wedding Ring Engraving Ideas Ideas

Selecting the perfect engagement and wedding ring takes incredible patience and skill. Does your partner prefer ethical gold or non-traditional gemstones? Will you design a wedding ring with a jeweler, purchase one directly from the case, or choose something vintage? At the end of this decision-making process, couples are often uncertain whether they should include […]

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4 Beautiful Ancient Metalworking Jewelry Still Beloved Today

Metalworking Jewelry Techniques of the Millennia With millennia of ancient metalworking jewelry techniques at our fingertips, it’s inevitable that jewelry continues to be influenced by time-old traditions. From Egyptian gilding to Damascus steel (that inspires our Mokume Gane fine jewelry), expert metalworkers are proud to carry on the legacy of these intricate methods. Egyptian Gilding […]

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7 Unique Diamond Alternatives for Engagement Rings

Our Diamond Alternatives list It’s no secret that millennial and GenZ couples are more focused on sustainability, which often means purchasing engagement and wedding rings created with recycled gold and ethical diamonds. Though solitaire engagement rings are still the top sellers, trends show that diamonds are becoming less popular. Modern brides are instead choosing to […]

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How to Make Diamonds Look Bigger

It’s no secret that a solitaire diamond is the most popular ring setting for modern brides, and it’s the quintessential symbol of commitment. While these single-stone settings have been favored for a century, large diamonds can be expensive for couples on a budget. However, there are easy ways to make diamonds look bigger – without […]

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How To Choose A Wedding Band and What Kind Should I Get My Husband?

How to choose a wedding band? This is the usual question we all have. Let’s start with a bit of history about wedding bands first. Until the mid-20th century, it was uncommon for men to wear a wedding band. Today’s selection of men’s wedding bands, however, shows that there is a strong demand for custom […]

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Ancient Mokume Gane Techniques Come Alive at Jaume Labro

For over 500 years, the ancient Mokume Gane technique has been used to create distinctive Japanese metalwork pieces. Originally inspired by the ancient art of Damascus steel sword making, decorative patterns were hand-hammered to craft the handles and sheaths of Mokume Gane katanas. The intricacy of each blade was regarded as a status symbol in […]

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Lab-Grown Diamonds vs. Natural Diamonds: Everything You Need to Know

Natural diamonds are breathtaking works of art created by the earth over millennia. These diamonds have inclusions, or small flaws, caused during their formation. Like a snowflake, no two diamonds are alike, and their inclusions may come in feather, heart, or even the shape of an animal. Instead of devaluing them, imperfections make diamonds more […]

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Celebrate Women’s Day with Sustainable And Ethical Jewelry Custom-Made

Erosion, Jaume Labro’s latest collection of sustainable and ethical jewelry custom-made, is perfect for the trendsetting woman in your life. These undeniably stunning, handcrafted creations mirror the asymmetrical designs found in nature, and are fashioned from only the most ethical of sources. Ideal for those who appreciate minimalistic construction and raw elegance, we are certain […]

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Inspiring Sitting Down with Sustainable Jewelry’s Jose Luis Fettolini

Since founding his E-learning platform, Workshop R2, Jose Luis Fettolini has combined his love of jewelry design with educational and consultation services. There, his clients (which include international companies, brands, and jewelers) study marketing  strategies, ethical and sustainable practices, and emotional branding for high-end fashion and jewelry brands. Environmental responsibility is at the forefront of […]

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2018 Jewelry Trends & Insights by Leading Industry Experts

2018 Jewelry Trends Guests In the world of jewelry today, few experts hold as much reverence as Katerina Perez, Anthony DeMarco, Jose Luis Fetollini, and Cathleen McCarthy. Their work includes articles that detail upcoming trends, historical significance of craftsmanship, and an emphasis on sustainability as well. Jaume Labro was fortunate enough to speak with these […]

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12 Questions with The Jewelry Loupe’s Cathleen McCarthy

Accomplished journalist and founder of The Jewelry Loupe, Cathleen McCarthy has been focusing her blog’s attention on jewelry auctions and exhibits, upcoming trends, and the movers and shakers of the industry since 2009. Whether you’re a serious follower of fashion or looking for inspiration, this former Accent editor-in-chief provides incredible insight into the dynamic world […]

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11 Questions with Jewelry News Network’s Anthony DeMarco

As the founder and editor-in-chief of the Jewelry News Network, Anthony DeMarco has reported on the finer things in life for more than a decade. A contributor to VO+ and Forbes, DeMarco offers readers a rare peek into the luxury jewelry sector. From auction news to upcoming gemological conferences to specialist interviews, DeMarco possesses the […]

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All That Glitters: 12 Questions with Katerina Perez

You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone in the jewelry world as respected and sought-after as Katerina Perez. Gemologist, journalist, and expert, Perez has built a career from her deep love of all that glimmers and glitters. Trained at The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (GBA), London-based Perez quickly developed a cult following after the launch […]

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All of Your Engagement Ring Questions: Answered

Finding the perfect engagement ring is a time-honored tradition, but it’s also an incredibly difficult undertaking. From the fit to the style to the budget, there are a seemingly endless array of obstacles to overcome. To assist you with this enormous task, we’ve compiled a list of the most common engagement ring questions that we […]

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Promise Rings – Significance and Meaning in the 21st Century

The Greeks were among the first to wear rings not only to represent marriage but also as a pledge of fidelity or loyalty. Throughout the centuries, various western civilizations adorned themselves similarly. In Roman times, the Claddagh ring – featuring two hands for friendship and a crown-topped heart for loyalty – was a popular choice for […]

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Let It Ring: A 100-Year History of Engagement Rings

Choosing the perfect engagement ring is a monumental task. While a simple solitaire will never go out of style – and has always been the most popular choice for a diamond engagement ring – the gorgeous and remarkable trends that have glimmered over the last century may be great points of inspiration. For the magpies among us, […]

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A Man’s Guide to Buying the Perfect Engagement Ring for Her

Selecting an engagement ring for your partner is an enormous step in your life, and can be overwhelming with a market inundated with choices. With our step-by-step guide, we hope to ease the pressure off of picking an engagement ring for women. Buying the Perfect Engagement Ring: 1 Stay Within Budget It goes without saying […]

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How Does the Gemstones Size Chart Affect Your Custom Fine Jewelry?

Whenever you begin investigating the purchase of gemstones, you soon discover that the weight or carat value of a gem is used to describe its size. This measurement is based on gemstone weights. But now, you may have come across something called the gemstones size chart, and are wondering why you should take this into […]

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Marcel Tolkowsky: The Father of the Ideal Diamond Cut

When you are searching for the perfect piece of diamond jewelry, you simply know when you have found the right one. The way it shines, the weight against your skin, the texture of the materials and the instinct that the piece was meant especially for you. While our love for jewelry is often based on […]

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Best Tips And Tricks For Your Fine Jewelry Care

Preserve and fine jewelry care for your most precious possessions should always be in the back of your mind. Heirlooms are meant to be treasured, and repair work can cost almost as much as a new piece. With these easy jewelry care instructions, you’ll keep your fine jewelry and Mokume Gane in fine shape for […]

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9 Incredible Jewelry Making and Design Techniques

Though jewelry trends may come and go, one thing is certain: people love to adorn themselves with beautiful designs. Check out this list of nine incredible jewelry making and design techniques that have made a lasting impression on the world.

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Passion Meets Ethical and Sustainable Jewelry + Give Back to the Planet

Gold and diamonds have been fought over and sought after for centuries, and the modern market is no different. With the increase of environmental destruction and the taking advantage of mine workers, we at Jaume Labro have made a promise to only purchase from ethical companies with transparent business practices and sources. That’s why we […]

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What Makes a Gemstone Unique And Special?

What makes a gemstone unique is the combination of different parameters. In addition to using the 4 C’s of Diamonds chart, how can you determine the value of a precious or semi-precious gemstone? What should you be on the lookout for when you purchase your next diamond, ruby, or even Tsavorite? Choosing a precious stone […]

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